Another Outstanding Year from Our Friends at The Collingwood Optimist Club! Thank You!!!


31st Annual Kids Fishing Derby


For the past 30 years, the Optimist Club of Collingwood has initiated and sponsored a fish derby for the youth of the area.  The event takes place at Shipyard Park near the boat launching station. Taking place on July 1st, 2017

Kids fish and compete for trophies in various categories and age groups:

  • The Biggest Fish
  • The Smallest Fish
  • The Ugliest Fish

They enter the casting contest, after mastering the technique, for trophies.

All children are treated to barbequed hot dogs and pop.

Over the past 3 years, partnering with the Georgian Triangle Anglers Association, the Optimist Club of Collingwood have been able to give each angler a new rod/reel and lure set!

It is a great 1/2 day of fun and fishing that kids look forward to as an indication that school is over for the year.


Time: 8 am to 12 noon

Date: July 1st, 2017

Location: Registration on Heritage Way (right beside the boat ramp)

Cost: Free to all kids!


  • Kids free admission includes hot dogs and soda
  • Please bring your fishing gear.
  • Parents do not need to have a fishing license for children to participate




Canada Day Family Bike Parade

On July 1st Decorate your Bike showing your Canadian Pride!!

Parade starts at 10:00 am, leaving from the Trott’s Sports Excellence Parking Lot, riding through Downtown to the Loblaws Parking Lot.

For more information contact us at



8th Annual Collingwood Rubber Duck Race

Saturday, July 1st 2:00pm

Tickets $5.00 each or 3 for $10.00Rubber-duck

 Individually numbered Duckies are released at the Hume St Bridge into the Pretty River, ending at the Pretty River Parkway Bridge

First Place – $1000.00 Second Place – $500.00 Third Place – $250.00

Tickets can be purchased Saturdays, starting May 21st at the Collingwood Farmers Market. For more information contact: Rubber Duck Headquarters (705) 444-3081